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Somerville car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Somerville

  • Very few things give the same thrill as going on vacation or even a business trip to a new city. If you want to make the most out of your Somerville trip, renting a car from car rentals in Somerville will be an ideal option. You'll have the flexibility to skip on public transportation, which in turn will result in utter freedom to explore any part of the city on your own schedule. You can personalize your trip as you deem fit and enjoy comfort, safety, and privacy, especially if you have young kids. You'll be free of restrictions, and you can pack as much cargo as you like since you have your own trunk, depending on the activities you intend to engage in. Imagine having the flexibility to venture out of the city to check out Old Sturbridge Village, about 58 miles away, or as far as Martha's Vineyard, about 94 miles away from the city, at your convenience.
  • The Rental Car Center at the Boston Logan International Airport is a few minutes away from the terminal. You'll find a shuttle bus at the lower level of the terminal that will take you directly to the center. You'll find Somerville car rentals along with the four-level garage, some of them including Enterprise, Thrifty, and Hertz.
  • Jaywalking has been an ongoing issue in Somerville for a couple of years now, to the extent of the police fining pedestrians for it. Route 28 and East Main Street are especially a problem for this. In downtown Somerville, be wary of other drivers who may not necessarily be concerned about running red lights. Avoid turning at a red light, going over sidewalks, and turning on a double yellow line.
  • Interstate 93 southbound in the morning commute at around 7am can be quite congested. It goes on until 9am, after which it dies down to manageable traffic. Evening traffic starts backing up at about 3pm, and you can expect a gridlock by 5pm, only to move a lot faster around 7pm. Highway 28 can be just as bad, so try to avoid these rush hours or give yourself extra time if you must commute. Downtown Somerville can also be congested during these times, so try to move earlier or later than everyone else to enjoy the road.
  • Book your car hire in Somerville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Somerville are around 15% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Somerville

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Somerville?

    If you're wondering what kind of car to get from car rentals in Somerville, then any car from an economy to a full-size car will do just fine. If you consider how many people you need to take with you, how much cargo you're carrying, and how far you're willing to venture out of the city, choosing a car will become easy. If you're looking to go out of town to venture into rural roads, you may want to get an SUV instead.

  • What’s the speed limit in Somerville?

    The city of Somerville has a blanket speed limit of 25mph unless otherwise posted. You'll find some safety zone areas as well with signs of a 20mph limit. Safety zones include school zones and playgrounds.

  • Where are the best places to park in Somerville?

    Parking meters in Somerville are active Mondays through Saturday from 8am to 8pm and charge approximately $1.25 per hour. Parking on Sundays and holidays is free. Curbside parking spots have yellow bands on the meter post and allow parking for a maximum of 2h. Off-street parking lots allow parking for about 3h and have an orange band of the meter post.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Somerville?

    The average price of fuel in Somerville is R67,23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R807 and R1 076, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Somerville?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Somerville.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Somerville?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Somerville?

    A Mini car hire in Somerville costs R1 942 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Somerville?

    An Economy car hire in Somerville costs R1 533 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Somerville?

    An Intermediate car hire in Somerville costs R786 per day, on average.

Somerville car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,1

Wonderful

48 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.8

3 locations in Somerville

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Locations in Somerville

1815 Massachusetts Avenue

+1 617 299 2075

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221 Mystic Avenue

+1 781 391 1561

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37 Mystic Ave

+1 617 625 1766

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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Riley was friendly, helpful, and quick. Thank you

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything went off without a problem would recommend to anyone

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They at least called to tell me the car I was to pick up that day, but had rented online a few days prior, was not available

Cons:

If they had called me before the day of the rental. The woman said they had been sold out of cars for days. I had rented it 2 or 3 days prior so they rented me a car that did not exist. They could have served me better to not rent me a car at all. Just tell me they aren't available so I don't have to end up paying more someplace else

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Car choice. I didn’t like the car I had at all.

4,8 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

The car was filthy and full of dog hair. It was also very out of alignment

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful-especially Vladimir.

Cons:

Windshield was not clean enough. Had issues with the back-up camera and the radio.

1 out of 7

Hertz

7,4

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Somerville

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242 Mystic Avenue

+1 781 306 0610

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30 Washington St

+1 857 998 3314

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646 Somerville Avenue

+1 617 625 7958

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4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff who helped me at pick-up was very kind.

Cons:

1. the car smelled like cigarettes. 2. They did not have the class of vehicle which I reserved, and I was given the worst vehicle i've driven in my life. I needed a car for a golf trip, and the vehicle I was given couldn't even fit 1 bag of golf clubs in the trunk.

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was excellent

Cons:

The broken rear view mirror was a repeating problem. It would not stay in position. I had to stop numerous times to readjust it because it would close onto the door while on the highway making it impossible to see out the back on the right side of the van. Not acceptable.

7,6 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good behavior of people working and nice cars

Cons:

Helpline services and more instructions on returning car instructions when the store is closed

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at Hertz Rental Car were helpful & friendly. The car was comfortable & was the best price out there. The office was in a location that was easy to get to.

Cons:

The Hertz location that I went to did not accept debit cards. It would have made my experience much better if I had been informed of that ahead of time as I had to go back home to get my credit card. Even better, I thought they did not have a viable reason for not accepting debit cards in the first place.

2,8 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled as if four people Chain smoked in it. Rental agency had no other cars on the lot to exchange. Felt sick entire time - smell was so strong. I ordered a VW Jetta and got a Chevy Malibu.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I love having a Hertz so close to home. Not a good choice if you're renting from the airport but for Camberville people, this is a great option!

1 out of 15

Thrifty

6,2

Okay

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One location in Somerville

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Locations in Somerville

646 Somerville Avenue

+1 617 625 7958

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Dollar

5,7

Fair

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One location in Somerville

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Locations in Somerville

646 Somerville Avenue

+1 617 625 7958

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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One location in Somerville

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70 Prospect Street

+1 617 628 8800

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119 travellers who hired a car in Somerville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Somerville

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Most popular car type

Mini

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Somerville car hire information

Pick-up locationSomerville
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Hire locations6
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